Prince’s Death Brings 117 Million Facebook Interactions in 24 Hours

The death of Prince April 21 resulted in 117 million Facebook interactions from 39 million users in the first 24 hours after the news broke.

The death of Prince April 21 resulted in 117 million Facebook interactions from 39 million users in the first 24 hours after the news broke.

Kelly Michelena and Jonathan Hull, who work on entertainment partnerships for Facebook, shared those numbers in a Facebook Media blog post, along with tributes posted to the social network by President Barack Obama, TMZ, People, CNN, Eric Clapton, CBS Minnesota, Bob Mould, NPR Music, Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake, George Takei and Will Smith.

Readers: Did you post about Prince’s death on Facebook?

Recommended articles